The Deputy PGM Writes, July 20th 2016

Brethren All,

Now that our wonderful Annual Meeting is passed and we are on the brink of another successful London Mark season, the PGM is currently considering the content of his start of term address to us all.

Those of you who were present at the Banquet on 14th July will be very much aware that RW Bro. David Frederick Ashbolt has another pre-occupation this week. He has a significant birthday today, 20th July. Through the medium of the Provincial Website therefore, may I on behalf of the Members of the Province and its many friends who read and follow our messages and news items, send him birthday greetings once again and our hopes that he will spend a happy and relaxing day celebrating with Vanda, his children, grandchildren and closest friends.


Afternoon Tea at the Carlton Club. 14th September.

Places are strictly limited for this exceptional event. Enjoy Tea at the Carlton Club and a Lecture on the Ripper by Dr Atillio Grandani. Not to be missed.
The Thea Sinensis Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.1074 presents Dr Attilio Grandani, Ripperologist, at the prestigious Carlton Club 69 St. James’s Street, London. SW1
on Wednesday 14th September 2016 for an afternoon of fun and infotainment.

12:30pm Reception ~ 3:00pm Carriages

£35 inclusive of Afternoon Tea
All proceeds - and those of a raffle - will be in aid of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity’s Air Ambulance Appeal


London Mark Golf Day 7th September 2016 Chobham Golf Course

The sun is starting to shine and the ground drying out. Before you book your summer golfing trips make sure you keep the Wednesday 7th September 2016 clear. Of course it is the big golf day of the year, yes it is the Annual London Mark Golf Day.

By popular request it will again be held at Chobham Golf Club, Knaphill, Surrey..

We hope that you have already taken up your free round at Chobham, or are you saving it for a practice round nearer the date? After last year’s deluge we have no defending Champions although I think Onslow will refute that.

The format will be our tried and tested one, Teams of Four, Full Handicap and best three scores to count. There will be Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin, Team and Individual Prizes.
Cost:- £50 per player To include


A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007 on Saturday 29th October 2016

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007

He’s everybody’s favourite Secret Agent. James Bond, 007, Licensed to Kill. Created by Ian Fleming and perpetuated in the world of film, and in our hearts, by some of the biggest Box Office names in the World.

We are offering you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about James Bond on Saturday 29th October at Mark Masons Hall, 86, St James’ Street, London when Attilio Grandani will again be hosting a Lecture/Dinner evening. The tickets are already on sale at only £48.00 each, and will be strictly limited. A great night out for Wives, Partners and Girlfriends to enjoy in a great venue with excellent food.

Bring along Family and Friends and have a great evening out whilst helping very worthwhile Charities.

We all look forward to seeing you.


The New 500 Club will be giving £1,600.00 to the winners and £1,600.00 to local London Charities.

The 500 Club has been giving away great cash prizes and since 1999 and provides London Mark and R.A.M. Lodges, individual Brethren and their families with the opportunity to win cash prizes: while at the same time generating donations for our Charities. 50% of the contributions go to Charity and 50% is handed back to subscribers at the Annual Prize Draw.

This year’s draw took place last Thursday 2nd June at the meeting of the London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge 1870 where a total of seven prizes were won, ranging from £500 to £50. The Club was also delighted to be able to match the prizes with charitable donations of £400 to each of our four nominated local charities;

Lifelites provides specialist entertainment, educational and assistive technology packages to children

Hackney City Farm is a community and educational resource and to give the people, particularly young people experience of animals.

St Johns Community Development Project, based in Clapham, serves the local community by providing a wide range of activities and events every week for senior citizens.

The Camden Town Shed is a club offering a workspace where older people can work on practical projects or follow hobbies with others.

Regalia Exchange (Click here to open)


Have you been promoted in Mark Provincial Grand Rank or been appointed to Mark Grand Rank ?

Do you have un-needed Mark Provincial or Grand Rank regalia in a drawer or cupboard at home?

W. Bro. MC Black organises a Regalia Exchange which puts Brethren who wish to buy regalia for their new rank in touch with Brethren who wish to sell.

There's no charge for the service; the only cost to both buyers and sellers is that of one or two stamps.


Roll of Honour. Minibus Appeal has changed to the Mobile Chemotherapy Bus Appeal

The minibus appeal has supplied 6 mini buses for RMBI Homes and no more are needed. As so many Lodges have indicated that they would like the appeal to continue to give them the chance of reaching the Platinum level and receiving an Axe, it has been decided to let the Appeal continue for the time being.

A very big thank you to all those who have supported the appeal by purchasing a tie-slide.

Check out the attached Roll of Honour and see if your name is there.

Check out the Lodge Roll of Honour and see the Lodges that have attained awards.

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